The Portuguese winger scored his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday's 6-0 win over Newcastle United to take his tally for the campaign to 22 goals in 25 appearances.
This time last season, though, Ronaldo was enjoying the Dubai sunshine after being given a mid-term break by manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, the reigning Footballer of the Year has no intention of putting his feet up this month as he aims to maintain his scoring streak.
Ronaldo said in the Daily Mirror: "This time last season the boss gave me a break for four or five days.
"But people who know me will know that all I want to do is play. I just want to play, score goals, make assists and do good things for the team.
"I'm enjoying staying here in Manchester. There isn't much sun at the moment, but it's not a problem. The weather is not the most important thing.
"I had a great season in 2007 and played really well. I scored a lot of goals, made a few goals and it was a wonderful season for me.
"But this season I'm at the same level. I've scored quite a few goals, played at a good level and the important thing is to keep going like that. I want to learn more and play more.
"I want to score as many goals as I can. I have many opportunities to score because my team-mates make good passes and because there are so many games, not just the Premier League but Champions League and FA Cup."